The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a Lab Specialist Intermediate. Responsibilities of this position include independently performing biochemical and molecular biology assays such as RNA/DNA purification, protein assays, Western blot, gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and ELISAs. Incumbent will also maintain a mouse colony and perform mouse surgeries including animal prep, surgical procedures, treatments, and euthanasia. Other responsibilities as directed by laboratory manager to include weekly inventory and ordering of supplies, drugs and animals, and other responsibilities as required.
Position Responsibilities Include:
This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.
If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.
Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.
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